To complement our science shows, during a whole science day, we can provide various science workshops covering STEM topics such as structural engineering, electrical circuits, material properties, forces, and many more.
Most workshops last between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on which is chosen. Science workshop sizes are normally limited to 30 children (10 groups of 3), although larger ones can be accommodated by increasing the size of individual groups. Up to four science workshops can usually be run in a single day.
Science workshops are not just suitable for schools. Cubs and Guides, community projects, youth centres and others, have all successfully run science workshops during the holidays and weekends.
Currently available workshops include:
Squishy Circuits: Investigating electrical circuits using play dough!
Slimy States: Investigating properties of slime. Is it a solid or liquid? Uses either Ooblek slime or cornstarch. Optional extension: combine both to make bouncy balls to take away.
Rocketeers: Investigating forces through rockets. For younger groups film canister rockets are used. For older groups water rockets are used.
Tower Builder: A competition to see which group can build the tallest tower, using just spaghetti and marsh mallows. Communication and teamwork are the keys to success.
Colourful Chemistry: Investigating acids and alkalis and making bath bombs or sherbet.
Curriculum topics covered: Electrical circuits, States of Matter, Forces, Acids & Alkalis, General STEM
Running Time: 45-60 mins
Setup Time: 15 mins
Age suitability: KS1-4, Public groups
“Thank you so much for your hard work and support today. The activities you provided were exactly what we were looking for and seemed to go down a treat with the public, as did your enthusiasm and passion for science. We had a great day and we hope you did too.”
Community Science Team,